NORTHPIC - Hubert Hofer

Torres Strait

A collection of historical & contemporary images of the only international border region of Australia. Torres Strait has played a pivotal role from the earliest days of colonising & the Great South Land. Although no absolute proof has as yet come to light that very early navigators had preceeded Louis Vaez de Torres' passage here in 1606, there's no shortage of claims that others had come this way decades if not centuries before.
Some of the latest findings speculate that the islands were first inhabited some eight thousand years ago as the sea level began to rise after the last ice age. The obvious migration via asian islands & ice age-period land bridges was interupted & turned the great landmass to the south into a time capsule.

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